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November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Goodyear Making More Cuts

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said it will cut tire production at its North America tire operations this mont

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Yokohama Teams With Petro To Expand Fleet Service

Yokohama Tire has entered into an agreement with Petro Stopping Centers for the sale and distribution of commercial tires

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Why Is My Insurance Going Up?

It may be a year or more before we know the full economic cost of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but one thing is almost certain: your insurance premiums will go up. Insurance brokers and agents are

Tags: Economy

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Rules For Bureau-Set Rates

Motor carriers that participate in rate-setting bureaus now must provide a “truth in rates” notice whenever they reference bureau-set rates, according to the Surface Transportation Board

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

Proposed Arkansas Toll Road Controversial

As the Arkansas Highway Commission considers using tolls to finance the North Belt Freeway, some are not too happy about the idea

Tags: Highways

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

New York To Track WTC Debris Via Satellite

A month after debris from the World Trade Center site in New York City was diverted to unofficial dumps, New York City officials are now using satellite tracking to keep an eye on the dump truck

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Delays At Montana Border Crossing

Truckers using the Sweetgrass, Mont., border crossing into Coutts, Alberta, Canada can expect more delays over the next year as a new joint U.S.-Canadian port is built

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

Get Coupon Book With Kenworth PremierCare E-Mail Service

Kenworth is offering a free parts and service coupon book to trucking professionals when they sign up online for Kenworth's free PremierCare e-mail service

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Announces Customer Advisory Board

NTE has announced the appointment of five new members to its 2002 Customer Advisory Board

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

Mirenco Awarded Patent For EconoCruise

Mirenco, a small company in Radcliffe, Iowa, is a step closer to marketing its innovative fuel-saving cruise control system with the award of a patent

November 24, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Is Improved

There’s some better news about the American economy and for trucking the effects will be positive

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Underdog Takes International Truck Challenge Title

A big race, big rigs and big bucks combined to bring fans out to the Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, Nov. 17, as competitors tackled the final obstacle on the road to cold hard cash and a place in history as the first "International Truck Challenge" champion. Barry Sheppard, driver for Elliot Sadler's #21 car for Wood Brothers Racing team, put up an impressive time of 141.5 seconds in this third event to claim the $1,000 prize money given to the winner of each individual event

Tags: Events

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

California Looks At Anti-Terrorism Truck Device

As officials look for ways to keep terrorists from using trucks as weapons of mass destruction, the California Highway Patrol is looking at a device that would allow pursuing police to stop a fleeing truck in its tracks

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Border Battle Continues

As Congress reconvenes from its Thanksgiving vacation, a controversial bill dealing with Mexican trucks will again be the topic of debate. Senators from two border states are threatening a filibuster of a transportation appropriations conference bill if it imposes restrictions on Mexican trucking they believe violate the North American Free Trade Agreement

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Retrofitting Video Available

A new video explaining diesel engine retrofitting for cleaner emissions features transit bus operators, truck fleet owners, diesel fuel suppliers and government regulators

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Announces Rate Changes for 2002

FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will increase rates effective Jan. 7, 2002

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

CalTrans Unveils Voice-Activated Road Info Hotline

The California Department of Transportation has launched a new voice-activated road information system covering all 255 state highways in state

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Grand Vehicle Works Forms UpTime Parts

Grand Vehicle Works Holdings has acquired a portion of the parts distribution business from Transportation Components. The new company formed as a result of this transaction is named UpTime Parts

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

NATSO Opposes Rest Area Commercialization Proposal

As Congress gears up to expedite fiscal 2002 transportation budgets delayed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the truckstop industry is fighting a provision that would create a pilot program of commercial rest areas in California

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Eyes Highway Funds

A coalition including trucking interests is fighting a move in Tennessee to raid fuel taxes for non-highway uses

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Hiring Holiday Help

If you’ve ever had the urge to drive a truck for UPS, now may be a good time to get your foot in the door

November 19, 2001 - Industry News

Massachusetts Turnpike Hikes In Legal Limbo

Possible toll hikes for commercial vehicles in Massachusetts are in legal limbo as two members of the state's Turnpike Authority board battle with the governor

November 19, 2001 - Industry News

Specialty Truck Markets Struggle to Sustain Growth

The current U.S. economic slowdown will restrain demand for some medium- and heavy-duty specialty trucks, but trucks that serve the basic needs of municipalities will help prevent significant loss of market share

Tags: Economy

November 19, 2001 - Industry News

Housing Starts Fall In October

Housing continues to prop up the rest of the economy

Tags: Economy

November 18, 2001 - Industry News

Conoco, Phillips To Merge

Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Co. will merge to become ConocoPhillips, the third-largest integrated U.S. energy company and the fifth-largest global refiner

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